Effect of perceived risk, challenges & coping on anxiety and depression among frontline health workers during COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

Published: 9 June 2022| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/8pp4fywy3w.3
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Md Rizwanul karim

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This H=hospital-based cross-sectional survey was carried out from February 2021 to July 2021 among frontline health care workers (HCWs) (nurses and doctors) working at COVID-19 wards of eight public hospitals, where direct contact with COVID-19 patients is frequent and intense. The selected public hospitals provided exclusive COVID-19 services during the study period through designated COVID-19 wards and assigned health professionals. Addressing the issue of generalizability and availability of the data, these oldest and largest medical college hospitals were chosen purposively from a total of 37 public medical college hospitals in Bangladesh which are evenly distributed in eight administrative divisional headquarters throughout the country and initiated COVID-19 services since the emergence of epidemic in Bangladesh.Participants were enrolled from the duty registrars of the COVID-19 wards who had at least 15 days of work placement in situ and were willing to participate. Data were collected from warranting participants (HCWs) who had full to limited, but at least some, direct interaction with COVID-19 patients in their workplace using a pre-tested self-administered questionnaire. Health professionals, who provided informed consent, were enrolled addressing issues of confidentiality and their anonymity in the study.

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This H=hospital-based cross-sectional survey was carried out from February 2021 to July 2021 among frontline health care workers (HCWs) (nurses and doctors) working at COVID-19 wards of eight public hospitals, where direct contact with COVID-19 patients is frequent and intense. The selected public hospitals provided exclusive COVID-19 services during the study period through designated COVID-19 wards and assigned health professionals. Addressing the issue of generalizability and availability of the data, these oldest and largest medical college hospitals were chosen purposively from a total of 37 public medical college hospitals in Bangladesh which are evenly distributed in eight administrative divisional headquarters throughout the country and initiated COVID-19 services since the emergence of epidemic in Bangladesh. Participants were enrolled from the duty registrars of the COVID-19 wards who had at least 15 days of work placement in situ and were willing to participate. Data were collected from warranting participants (HCWs) who had full to limited, but at least some, direct interaction with COVID-19 patients in their workplace using a pre-tested self-administered questionnaire. Health professionals, who provided informed consent, were enrolled addressing issues of confidentiality and their anonymity in the study.

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Rajshahi Medical College

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Public Health

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